Amanda J. Bassett, director of Alumni Engagement and Strategic Events for the Office of Development & Alumni Engagement at Dartmouth Health and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, was recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), for her service as a steering committee member and as the chair-elect for the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA).
Alumni Contributions to Medicine, Healthcare, and Community Honored at Awards Ceremony
On May 20, 2022, the Geisel School of Medicine Alumni Awards Ceremony was held in person for the first time since 2019. The seven honorees were joined by fellow alumni, Geisel faculty and students, family, friends, and colleagues.
$180 Million for a Healthy, Resilient, Equitable Future
More than 3,700 alumni, parents, and friends have answered Dartmouth’s ongoing Call to Lead campaign with gifts to the Geisel School of Medicine.
Distinguished Alumni Honored in Special Virtual Awards Ceremony
After postponing last year’s Alumni Awards Ceremony because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Geisel School of Medicine recognized the 2020 and 2021 honorees in a virtual celebration on May 6.
Matias J. Vega MED ’78 Receives Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award in Lifetime Achievement
Matias J. Vega MED ’78 has given a lifetime of service to the underserved, dedicating himself to helping individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Now, he’s being recognized for that work with a Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award in Lifetime Achievement from Dartmouth College.
Geisel Announces $11 Million in Gifts for Scholarships
A new $10 million gift commitment from a Dartmouth medical school alumnus is the third largest gift in the school’s history and the largest commitment received to date by the Geisel School of Medicine as part of The Call to Lead, Dartmouth’s comprehensive fundraising campaign. Combined with a bequest commitment of approximately $1 million from a second alumnus, the gifts will add $11 million to the school’s scholarship endowment, significantly increasing financial aid for medical students.
Remembering Susan Harper, MD, Former Assistant Dean for Medical Education
Susan Harper MED ’84, died on Wednesday, January 29 in Hanover, NH. Harper served as an assistant dean for medical education and residency advisor at Geisel until 2018. For nearly 30 years she guided medical students through an often-stressful process of moving from medical school to residency.
Rachel Solotaroff MED ’01 Receives Dartmouth Social Justice Award
Alumna Rachel Solotaroff MED ’01 will receive the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award for Ongoing Commitment in recognition of her work with Central City Concern, a Portland, Ore., organization serving adults and families who are affected by homelessness, poverty, and addictions.
Distinguished Alumni Reflect on Careers and Medical Education at Awards Ceremony
At Geisel’s fifth annual Alumni Awards ceremony on April 12, five alumni were honored for service to the medical school and for their career achievements.
A Pioneering Surgeon’s Journey from Liberal Arts to Medicine
Surgical pioneer Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, D ’87 MED ’91, describes how majoring in religion while taking premed courses helped her grow her mind.